Kids in Kosovo – Balkans trip anecdotes and photos

This blog mainly concentrates on providing information that will help in living or travelling in Malaysia. However, I do blog a little about trips abroad. On my recent trip to the Balkans I’ll do a series of short blogs providing one anecdote per country, and then a few assorted photos of the country unrelated to the anecdote.

I did have an anecdote about this, but I’ve forgotten what it was. So instead I’ll point out that while the schoolboys seemed to have to wear a blue shirt as (part of) their uniform, schoolgirls had to wear a checked dress.  Otherwise, almost anything seemed to be OK – so long as they wore the checked dress.

schoolgirls' uniform seems to be anything goes so long as they wear a checked skirt.

schoolgirls’ uniform seems to be anything goes so long as they wear a checked skirt

KOSOVO – ASSORTED PHOTOS

The world’s newest country, they told me.

in the mountains in the south of Kosovo heading towards the capital, Pristina

in the mountains in the south of Kosovo heading towards the capital, Pristina

there are plenty of buses from Skopje to Pristina, but only one train per day

there are plenty of buses from Skopje to Pristina, but only one train per day

the train arrived in Pristina aound 9pm

the train arrived in Pristina around 9pm

cars park all over the "footpaths" - often you must walk on the road

cars park all over the “footpaths” – often you must walk on the road

lots of mosques

lots of mosques

lots of mosques

lots of mosques

lots of mosques

lots of mosques

clock tower

clock tower

small street near the market

small street near the market

market

market

market

market

cheapest I've seen for a kebab in euros

cheapest I’ve seen for a kebab in euros – and the best cup of coffee I had in Europe this time

another mosque

another mosque

in the centre of Pristina is a display with people's comments on the war. It's quite upsetting.

in the centre of Pristina is a display with people’s comments on the war. It’s quite upsetting.

main pedestrian street in Pristina

main pedestrian street in Pristina

Mother Teresa gets around

Mother Teresa gets around

ethnographic museum - quite hard to find, but interesting - and I had a personal guide show me around

ethnographic museum – quite hard to find, but interesting – and I had a personal guide show me around

ethnographic museum

ethnographic museum

ethnographic museum

ethnographic museum

cathedral

cathedral

church near the university

church near the university

dawn on the morning I left

dawn on the morning I left

Pristina Station

Pristina Station

the train locomotive shunting into position for our train

the train locomotive shunting into position for our train

aha

aha

snow on the mountains

snow on the mountains

near the southern border of Kosovo

near the southern border of Kosovo

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